International Bridge Technologies

Lewis and Clark bridge – Louisville, Kentucky

Technical details
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet & Indiana Department of Transportation

Construction Completed: 2016

Louisville, Kentucky
Design/Build Contractor: Walsh Construction Company/Vinci Construction Grands Projets JV Prime
Consultant: Jacobs Engineering
SYSTRA IBT’s Role: Bridge Design Consultant and Construction Engineer.


Main Span: 1,200 (365 m)

Total Length: 2,280 (695 m)

Width: 124 (38 m)

The total length of the cable-stayed structure is 2,280 ft (695 m) with a main span
of 1,200 ft (365 m) providing a minimum clearance for the navigation channel of
900 ft x 71 ft (274 m x 22 m).

The 124 ft (38 m) wide superstructure carries six lanes of traffic and a 13 ft (4 m) wide pedestrian/bikeway. It is supported by two planes of stay cables in a harp arrangement anchored along the edges of the deck. The pylons have an arched diamond shape and adhere to the strict height limitations established by local stakeholders.


  • 2018 ACEC Indiana – Engineering Excellence Honor Award
  • 2018 ACEC New York – Engineering Excellence Award, Structural Systems category

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